Man Overboard cover
Man Overboard

Man Overboard

David Nelson Band

Lyrics

Middle of the ocean in a teak canoe

Man overboard, no, make that two

Nothing to drink but French champagne

And tin can chowder for 2 cents plain

Me and Moth Benning and Dakota Sue

Woke up one morning with nothing to do

We'd done everything's ever been done

Time to start over beginning at one

Man overboard

Swim if you can

Float if you don't

Since the world began

Me and Moth Benning and Dakota Sue

She looks like me and I look like you

You look like us when shove comes to push

Upside down, dragged through a bush

Some of my feelings about the past

Depend on the shadows that they still cast

I still can't read my watch in the dark

But an educated guess ain't far from the mark

Man overboard

Swim if you can

Float if you don't

Since the world began

Dakota Sue, Moth Benning and me

Man overboard, no, make that three

From the golden hills of Mandu-Kat

To the pits of Texas in one hour flat

Checking my shoes for chewing gum

Got no flavor but it helps me some

Like all things good picked up on the street

Refined in silence with a strong back-beat

Man overboard

Swim if you can

Float if you don't

Since the world began

Of all the lessons I ever learned

How to stand in the fire and not get burned

Listen to the one with the least to say

As my father said before he passed away

Middle of the ocean in a teak canoe

Man overboard, no, make that two

Nothing to drink but French champagne

And tin can chowder for 2 cents plain

For every mood